It is very pretty, and I wish it fit.But I get terrible quadboob https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> For some reason convinced myself that this would run large in the cups...but it does not. I think it is probably true to size or a bit small; not really sure because I have not tried many other G cups bras. As a heads up, it only has two hook closures in this size.
Update: I recently was able to try this in a 36GG. The fit was a bit better, but I still had fit issues;it wasn't quadboob, but more like....denting? caused by the tight trim. This bra is very supportive though and I would say it is a true full cup. This size had 3 hooks. I think this would be great for full on bottom ladies, but if you are full on top you will probably want to size up a cup or two, or maybe just avoid this style.
This is a pretty and richly jewel-toned bra that I was determined to find 3! years after this bra came out and eventually tracked one down at http://www.nodandawink.com/.
Right off the top, it fits to my smaller side rather than my larger side because the top of the cup is MORE CLOSED OFF AT THE TOP than the Sculptresse Chi-chi Full Cup Bra (7695) or Sculptresse Misty Full Cup Bra (9185) . The uplift and roundedness are nearly the same through the center+forward shaping is less dramatic. Also the wings come up higher. The upper embroidered section has a little give but is mostly non-stretch - it took a few rounds of repeatedly wetting and stretching the material to fit my larger side without quadding. The powermesh feel of the bra is on par with Panache Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951) and it might benefit from a dip in fabric softener.
The color is gorgeous and the print is cute. I had high hopes for this style because it is based on the style of my best-fitting bra, the Panache Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951). Sadly, the Paradise doesn't work as well for me as the Jasmine does. The lace upper panel on the Jasmine is stretchy, so it is great for asymmetry and it doesn't cut in across the top. The lace panel on the Paradise is not stretchy, so I would probably have to go up at least one cup size for it to fit my larger side with no spillage—but then the wires would likely be too wide for me.
I usually wear anything around 34K-L so I had to size up in band to get the cup volume I need. I love the cute Butterfly print and that it is apparently modelled after the Panache Jasmine Balconnet Bra (6951). I have to say that it only shares the same cut with the Jasmine but the lace section on top of the Sculptresse bra is not stretchy at all. I think that actually makes the bra more stable and sturdy. I had issues with the Jasmine being too weak for my boobs so I had high hopes Sculptresse's take on the popular cut.
What made it a failure? ...It come up very small in the cups compared to older models like Sculptresse Bellise Balconnet Bra (6891) and Sculptresse Willow Full Cup Bra (6905) . I can fit into Bellise in a 38J since the cups run big and do not even have to alter the band since it comes up small and I can wear it on the tightest setting.
With the Paradise I have visible quadboob and the band feels much too big. Since I found the old Sculptresse styles to come up big in the cups and small in the band compared to a usual Panache bra in that size (for example Ariza or Tango) I think that this bra is now actually true to size and fits like every other Panache 38J or even a bit small in the cups.